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God is not great : how religion poisons everything by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
50 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,331 libraries worldwide
"A case against religion and a description of the ways in which religion is man-made"--Provided by the publisher
Arguably : essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,785 libraries worldwide
Essayist Christopher Hitchens ruminates on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men, the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard, the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell, the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad, the enduring relevance of Karl Marx, and how politics justifies itself by culture--and how the latter prompts the former
Thomas Jefferson : author of America by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,585 libraries worldwide
Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation continued to own human property. He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier. The Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, led to the building of the U.S. Navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background is the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. --From publisher description
The trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
47 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,537 libraries worldwide
Drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act, Christopher Hitchens mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness, he alleges, have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter
Why Orwell matters by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
"In this trenchant critical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. In his emulative and contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the facade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture towards which he exhibited much ambivalence."--Jacket
No one left to lie to : the triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,328 libraries worldwide
An indictment of the person and practices of President Bill Clinton, arguing that the public focus on Clinton's sexual indiscretions has detracted attention from even worse behavior including his cronyism and financial misdeeds
The portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
15 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
Despite the mistaken use of the label "New Atheists," there is a lot of continuity over the past couple of centuries among atheist authors in their critiques of religion, theism, and superstition. Not every argument is identical, and even when the same basic argument is being offered there can be variety in how it is presented. This evolution of atheist critiques of supernatural religion is one of the virtues of Christopher Hitchens' book The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. Well known for his own atheist book God Is Not Great, Hitchens treads some very heavily-traveled ground here in editing a compendium of atheist writings. Do we really need yet another book of essays, isolated chapters, and other selections from atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and skeptics of the past? What could we get out of this latest offering that we didn't get from the past half dozen that we bought - or the others that we simply skipped? Those are good questions, and reasons why I was skeptical of Hitchens' book, but in the end I think he succeeds in making his book more than "just one more" collection of atheist essays
Blaming the victims : spurious scholarship and the Palestinian question by Edward W Said( Book )
20 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
Since the 1948 war which drove them from their homeland, the Palestinian people have consistently been denied the most basic democratic rights. [This book] shows how the historical fate of the Palestinians has been justified by spurious academic attempts to dismiss their claim to a home within the boundaries of historical Palestine and even to deny their very existence. Beginning with a thorough expose of the fraudulent assertions of Joan Peters concerning the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine prior to 1948, the book then turns to similar instances in Middle East research where the truth about the Palestinians has been systematically suppressed: from the bogus - though still widely believed - explanations of why so many Palestinians fled their homes in 1948, to today's distorted propaganda about PLO terrorism. The volume also includes sharp critiques of the wide consensus in the USA which supports Israel and its territorial ambitions while maintaining total silence about the competing reality of the Palestinians.-Back cover
And yet-- : essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
26 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
"This collection of essays brings together some of the finest pieces Hitchens published over the last two decades for the first time in one book, addressing with characteristic wit and erudition the subjects he is best known for, including: the case against God, faith and religious observance; the case for intervention in Iraq; indictments of towering political figures like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, and Henry Kissinger; and celebrations of the writers and thinkers whose work meant most to him"--
Letters to a young contrarian by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions," invoking mentors such as Emile Zola, Rosa Parks and Vaclav Havel. What they have in common is a commitment to living and thinking, right now, in a society not as it is but as it might be. Hitchens bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society and the sacrifice of true irony, satire and other forms of critical style. He understands the importance of disagreement - to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress - to democracy itself."--Jacket
The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine? In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answer any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds
Love, poverty, and war : journeys and essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
Showcases America's leading polemicist's rejection of consensus and cliché, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ("a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud"), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson and Michael Bloomberg. Hitchens began the nineties as a "darling of the Left" but has become more of an "unaffiliated radical" whose targets include those on the Left, who he accuses of "fudging" the issue of military intervention in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, as Hitchens shows in his reportage, cultural and literary criticism, and opinion essays from the 1990s to 2004, he has not jumped ship and joined the Right but is faithful to the internationalist, contrarian and democratic ideals that have always informed his work.--From publisher description
The trials of Henry Kissinger ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Did Henry Kissinger sabatoge the 1968 Vietnam peace talks for his own personal gain? Did he orchestrate the secret bombing of Cambodia? Did he authorize covert operations to overthrow a Chilean President? This explores how a young boy who fled Nazi Germany grew up to become one of the most powerful and controversial figures in United States history
God is not great : [how religion poisons everything] by Christopher Hitchens( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
Poses a case against organized religion that documents the myriad ways in which religion reflects human agendas and distorts sexuality and the perception of the origins of the universe, in a science-based analysis that considers the benefits of a secularworld
Blood, class, and nostalgia : Anglo-American ironies by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
An examination of the special relationship between Great Britain and America
Best of enemies by Gore Vidal( visu )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult--their explosive exchanges devolving into vitrolic name-calling. Live an unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born
Prepared for the worst : selected essays and minority reports by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Christopher Hitchens is widely recognized as having been one of the liveliest and most influential of contemporary political analysts. Prepared for the Worst is a collection of the best of his essays of the 1980s published on both sides of the Atlantic. These essays confirmed his reputation as a bold commentator combining intellectual tenacity with mordant wit, whether he was writing about the intrigues of Reagan's Washington, a popular novel, the work of Tom Paine, the man George Orwell, or reporting (with sympathy as well as toughness) from Beirut or Bombay, Warsaw or Managua
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
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Hitch-22 : a memoir by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Over the years, Christopher Hitchens has established himself as one of the world's most influential public intellectuals. His originality, bravery, range, and wit made him a leading iconoclast of the political left and then, later in his career, a formidable advocate of secular liberalism. This title traces the footsteps of Hitchens' life
The quotable Hitchens : from alcohol to Zionism by Christopher Hitchens( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A collection of quotations by author Christopher Hitchens
 
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Alternative Names
Chičins, Christofer 1949-2011
Christopher Hitchens britansko-američki autor i novinar
Christopher Hitchens britisch-US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Literaturkritiker
Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist
Christopher Hitchens Brits auteur
Christopher Hitchens engelsk-amerikansk forfatter, journalist og litteraturkritiker
Christopher Hitchens escritor angloestadounidense
Christopher Hitchens giornalista, saggista e critico letterario britannico
Hičins, Kristofer.
Hitchens Ch. 1949-2011
Hitchens, Christopher, 1949-
Hitchens, Christopher (Christopher Eric), 1949-
Hitchens, Christopher Eric
Hitchens, Christopher Eric 1949-2011
Kristofers Hičenss
Κρίστοφερ Χίτσενς
Χίτσενς, Κρίστοφερ
Кристофер Хиченс
Кристофър Хитчънс
Крістофер Гітченс
Хитченс, Кристофер
Քրիստոֆեր Հիթչենզ
כריסטופר היצ'נס סופר בריטי
קריסטאפער היטשענס בריטיש־אמעריקאנער שרײַבער און זשורנאליסט
كريستوفر هيتشنز
کریستوفر هیچنز نویسنده انگلیسی-آمریکایی
کریستۆفەر ھیچنز
ਕਰਿਸਟੋਫਰ ਹਿਚਨਜ਼
கிறித்தபர் ஃகிச்சின்சு
ക്രിസ്റ്റഫർ ഹിച്ചൻസ്
ქრისტოფერ ჰითჩენსი
크리스토퍼 히친스 미국인 영국계 작가이자 언론인이었다.
히친스, 크리스토퍼 1949-2011
クリストファー・ヒッチンス イギリス系アメリカ人の著作家、ジャーナリスト
ヒッチンス, クリストファー
ヒッチンス, クリストファ- 1949-2011
克里斯托弗·希欽斯
Languages
English (505)
Spanish (9)
Chinese (3)
Polish (3)
Bengali (1)
Swedish (1)
Arabic (1)
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